As a Brit based in Germany, I am concerned and bewildered by the uncertainty which Brexit may bring. Continue reading “Brexit Uncertainty”
I mentioned in a previous blog posting a Kindle book I was reading and I promised to give an update on it once I had finished reading it so here we go…
The book is “German Men Sit Down To Pee And Other Insights Into German Culture” and as you will guess from that, it is a jovial look at the Germans and their unique ways. It is written by James Cave, a well travelled Irishman with experience of German life, and Niklas Frank, a German who is experienced in dealing with bewildered expats.
One of the most disconcerting things about moving to a new country is the unfamiliar legal system. Even where there are similarities in how things are done back home, a time often comes when we simply are not sure if something is legal or not. That can be a real issue if you are not fluent in the local language. Continue reading “English Translations of German Civil and Fiscal Codes”
In response to a growing number of messages I am receiving asking about how to go about finding properties in the area, I can recommend the following web search engines:
Unfortunately, they are in German but it is easy enough to find your way around them using a dictionary, or for those who really cannot be bothered, by running them through an online translator such as the one available on Google Chrome.
I am working on doing a full article which will include common terminology and other bits of advice on finding property. I will publish that as soon as I can.
I recently discovered a very interesting and useful YouTube channel called “Get Germanized”. Continue reading “Get Germanized – Interesting Vlog”
Ice cream as we all know comes in a dazzling array of flavours ranging from the traditional through the exotic to the downright weird. However, on a trip to Cochem I tried ice cream – Riesling ice cream in fact. Continue reading “Riesling Ice Cream”
I am not a huge fan of statistics as no matter how factual they are, and if read out of context they can be misleading also.
After much digging on the internet, I discovered a reasonably useful booklet titled “Health Guide for persons with migration background in Rheinland-Pfalz”. I say “reasonably” as it was published in 2010, although the bulk of the information in it should still be valid. Continue reading “Health Guide for Immigrants”
Tractors are some of the few items of machinery used during the grape harvest here. The steep of the vineyards make mechanisation a challenge, and most things are done manually as they have been since the Romans first introduced grapes to the region. Continue reading “Mechanising the Grape Harvest with Tractors”